Broad Street Run in 59:28. 2.5 up/10 mile race/2 down
WU HR 150?! (nerves? error?), Race HR 173 average, CD HR 143
I had a good race, but not a great one. I raced a bit aggressively for the first 2-3 miles then fell into 6:00 pace purgatory but I ran more or less as hard as I could. Wore my heart rate monitor, which I wouldn't normally do in a race but I was just kind of curious given that it would be a pretty solid indication of LT and I wanted some data for times I might be on the treadmill or when it is warm and I complain about pace being slow.
Megan ran well, negative splitting.
I'll post a bit more later.
Warmed up on La Salle's track, which was fairly uneven (either grooved or pitted I couldn't decide). It's only 6 lanes, so it doesn't meet the NCAA changes that were made sometime in the 80s when they went to 8 (or so a student told me). Walked about 7/10 of a mile to the start line, left Megan, did some stridesm and lined up. I was able to get pretty close to the start line.
First few miles were fast and I was feeling bullet proof. Miles 3-6 were harder than I wanted and the last 4 miles were all tough (even though gently downhill). Hit the entrance to the Navy Yard (quarter to go) and started to dig in a little bit. Started passing some guys. I heard the announcer call my name and say something about the Dodge Motor Company. I could hear a lot of encouragement from the crowd as I was passing people. Coupled with the announcers voice, I gave the crowd a few fist pumps.
The rich chocolatey goodness: 5:43, 5:40, 5:54, 5:58, 6:01, 5:58, 5:57, 6:06, 6:06, 5:51
Trying to view the race and fitness built this winter and spring as positive and as a ground for the foundation for a fast fall marathon (admittedly a bit disappointed with how it has gone). I am doing 3-4 weeks of maintenance then 8 weeks to Beach to Beacon in preparation for fall. The idea is to do some honest "speed work" (sorry, Rob, I'm not sure what else to call it) to lay that foundation.
As this week I have down on my schedule "run whatever feels right." I don't do enough of those.